I’m not saying I will never try the McDonald’s Vegan Burger. I am saying that people should not perceive the menu item as a giant leap of compassion and good karma. It is still an end of means that I do not support.
Appeal to me and my values when you can fry your potatoes in a plant oil instead of the warming insulation ripped away from a helpless, shaking, scared animal’s bleeding flank.
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It’s been a very long minute… if you still read, thank you, and forgive me. I’ve been learning and growing; I’m ready to write some more. May 2017 When I was hired as a trainer, I was also replacing a trainer. Right off the bat, I inherited two clients. I made sure to be considerate … Continue reading
i crack under pressure. If you put a huge new challenge in front of me, I will not heroically rise to triumph. I take steps, or I crack. I panic, and I bail. It’s kind of disgusting. I remember the “first” (it was not the real first, but the first conscious) time I cracked and … Continue reading
https://www.elitefts.com/training-logs/5th-set-100-peak-week/ i’m actually really glad i read this. this article was written by JP Carroll. He’s an elite powerlifter, rough around the edges with a good heart. I don’t know him well, we’ve met only once, but hopefully I could describe him as a friend in the strength community. JP is also a hardass. He’s … Continue reading
I’ve been training at a new gym! A powerlifting gym! Surge to New Levels. Owned by Illini Powerlifting alumnus and friend, Sergio Luna. His gym is beautiful. Small, but very well laid out and equipped, and the members are hopefully many strong-friends-to be 🙂 Why did I make the switch? A few reasons, the most … Continue reading
Overview: All Lifts, All Accessories I will follow this post with three separate posts regarding weakness training for the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift… which can also be described as Upper and Lower Body training, depending on your goals 🙂 Benchpress Lockout: Wide Grip Tricep Push Down, Pin Press, Off the Chest: Dumbbell Floor Press, Push Ups, … Continue reading
Goals & Online Programs I’m pretty vocal about my opinions surrounding online coaching and programs. This method can be “enough”, successful even, but certain qualities must be present. There is no true substitute for another set of eyes on you in the gym, and programming tailored to your specific weaknesses. Notice I said “weaknesses”, not … Continue reading